August 10, 2010 – Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has added Jeff Markowitz as managing partner of its global venture capital practice. As head of the specialized venture capital practice, Mr. Markowitz will be responsible for senior-level searches within all areas of venture capital with particular emphasis on the technology sector. He was most recently a partner and member of the executive committee at a national recruiting firm. While there, he both started and built that firm’s Silicon Valley office into a leading search practice serving the venture capital industry nationally. "Jeff's financial background, exceptional track record as a search consultant, and prominence within the venture capital community is a tremendous asset to our firm and the many clients we serve," said Todd R. Monti, managing partner of the global private equity and venture capital practice. "With the market for venture investing continuing its rebound, his expertise will prove invaluable as our clients work to strengthen their leadership teams, as well as those of their portfolio companies." Heidrick & Struggles is a provider of senior-level executive search and leadership advisory services, including succession planning, executive assessment, talent retention management, executive development, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and M&A human capital integration consulting.